Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The British Legal Mind -- a Dying Breed?

A woman in the UK gets jail for distracted driving that killed a cyclist. Here's the UK judge's reasoning:
… Judge Lord Kinclaven said driving while using a mobile phone "has the capacity to wreck lives and literally kill". 
He said: "Use of a hand-held mobile phone is in itself an unlawful act. 
He says "unlawful act" as if it were a bad thing?!
"The fact an offender is avoidably distracted by the use of a mobile phone when committing an offence of this sort will always make an offence more serious."

This judge thinks the way I do. I attribute it to my Canadian British Judeo-Christian upbringing, rooted in the notions of personal responsibility and respect for the law.

Compare/contrast this with the wooly thinking that passes for left-wing compassion these days in much of the west. Illegally in the country? No prob. You're just "undocumented". Committed several crimes/felonies? No prob. We feel your pain. Catch and release.

Can a nation that jettisons its own Judeo-Christian roots and despises its own Law long survive?

We'll see.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.


Anonymous said...

oldwhitguy says............ in answer to your question, NO.

Anonymous said...

Most of the Judges are Harper appointees. Unfortunately, Harper has shown very poor judgment in selecting people to appoint.

Driving while talking on a cellphone is illegal in most provinces. It would be an act of negligence if an accident occurred while driving distracted.

You can relax. Our law in this respect is the same as the UK.

I don't like closet liberals like you taking an underhanded cheapshot at the awesome years of the HArper government.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"